Reviewed by Robot
on 8 Jan 2011
It's only taken one single for this 'sweet' male to become a household name in houses worldwide. 'Just The Way You Are', the debut single from Bruno Mars went on to become one of the biggest selling singles of 2010, marching in straight at #1. Admittedly, hype had been whipped up after featurings on smashes such as Nothin' On You with B.o.B, and Billionaire with Travie McCoy. His powerful vocals were immediately noticed, belting out choruses on his features. And, with his debut singles, he delivered similar. Powerful vocals, mixed in with sweet lyrics about a lady being amazing just the way she is. Annoyingly, this became every teenagers' status - as the lyrics were so empowering, and made females feel special (though we all know the lyrics were so basic, and any male could've said the same thing).
And he returns with his second single, 'Grenade', from the forthcoming album, 'Doo Wops And Hooligans'. It may not be so sickly sweet, that you need to be assisted with a sick bucket prior every listen - but it is still sweet. And, it is still getting quoted on every woman and her dogs' Facebook status. This song is quite haunting, despite corny lyrics such as 'I'd jump in front of a train for you'. But, this time, he's not just smothering the lady in compliments - he's smothering her in compliments only to realise that she wouldn't jump in front of a train for him. Ouch. More powerful vocals, over a plinky-plonky dark piano instrumental.
Personally, despite the darker, and less sickly, his harsh shouting through the chorus - the song gets on my nerves - right now, I'm thinking I wouldn't do the same for him. Sorry Bruno.
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